THEMES

There is God

  • God is…
  • Creation
  • God’s Law

Proper humanity

  • Character points
  • Human relationships
  • Man and God
THEME There is God Children will appreciate that there is a God. Proper Humanity Children will develop a proper humanity.
SUBJECT AREA God is… Children will show an increasing awareness of  who God is and come to understand some of His attributes. Human relationships Children will identify virtues necessary for positive human relationships such as kindness, love, care and forgiveness.
Creation Children will explore some of God’s handiwork in creation. Character points Children will identify character points such as patience, diligence, endurance and respectfulness, as positive and proper virtues for human living.
God’s Law Children will come to know God’s law (Ten Commandments) and how it relates to them. Man and God Children will show an increasing understanding that God has a plan for each one and He is preparing them now for His purpose.

  Subject areas for a three year cycle, for example, could be as follows.  

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
1st YearProper humanity: Character pointsThere is God: CreationProper humanity: Human relationshipsThere is God: God is…
2nd YearProper humanity: Man and GodThere is God: CreationProper humanity: Human relationshipsThere is God: God’s Law
3rd YearProper humanity: Character pointsThere is God: CreationProper humanity: Human relationshipsThere is God: God is…

To help you plan lessons we have developed some Lesson Resources based on the above subject areas. Develop your lesson from the main focus found in a lesson resource. Learning experiences for the children should relate to the main focus. These experiences can take various forms that include, for example, demonstrations, role-play, practical activities, story telling/reading, illustrations, song and multimedia. Try to integrate a number of these strategies into one lesson to engage the children.   To help maintain a flow and to reduce repetitious lessons, term planners have been prepared to cover the subjects areas. They include a lesson title and main focus. Use the supplied code numbers to access the relevant lesson resource. Lesson resources are designed to give you some ideas for your lesson.  

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